Blowing Birthday Wishes Your Way Sarah

My little neighbor Sarah is turning thirteen on August 23.  That is a big milestone, becoming a teenager.  I wanted to create a cute shaker card to wish her a happy day.  I started with this cute image from La-La Land Crafts call Heart Bubbles Marci.  Sarah’s favorite color is mint green/soft turquoise and so that is the color scheme I used.

This is a digital image that I printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Silhouette Cameo Software with registration marks.  This allows me to cut around the image so that I  don’t have to fussy cut the image myself.  Saves a lot of time.

I colored the image with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once it was die cut I traced around it on the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut it smaller to fit behind the image.  I find this is the fastest way to add dimension to a die cut image.

I raided my stash of cardstock to find a pretty green hued turquoise for the cardbase.  I die cut the frame from some Neena cardstock using the Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added some acetate to the back.  Next I added double thickness 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the edges to create the shaker.

I placed the shaker frame and the focal image on the cardbase to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  I did a little stamp surgery so it would only say “a little Birthday Wish,” stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

I then added the shaker elements to the center of the cardbase.  I used Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins, Martha Stewarts Confetti Hearts and Stars, and Beader Paradise Rose.  I then carefully placed the shaker frame onto the cardbase.  I probably added a little too much to the inside, if you’re not careful it covers the sentiment, but it is fun to shake.

I added the focal image to the font of the card using my ATG Glue Gun and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Heart Bubbles Marci
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: BG10, B000, B0000; BG15, BG13, BG11; E11, E00, E000, R20; RV13, Rv21, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20; E55, E53, E51, E50
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins
  • Martha Stewarts Confetti Hearts and Stars
  • Beader Paradise Rose
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Mint Cardstock from Scraps
  • ATG Glue Gun
  • Acetate from Scraps


Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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